Public Policy

May 17, 2017

Liberal Democrats’ Manifesto 2017


Sandwiched between the launch of the Labour Party’s vision to “build a Britain that works for the many, not the few”, and the Conservative Party’s Manifesto due tomorrow, the Liberal Democrats published their plan for “changing Britain’s future by changing the opposition” earlier today.

In contrast to Corbyn’s and (probably) Theresa May’s Manifestos, Tim Farron’s Liberal Democrat Manifesto is virtually ideologically identical to Nick Clegg’s last hurrah in 2015.

With a Conservative Party set for a landslide victory and a “complete absence of opposition” from the Labour Party – as Tim Farron puts it – the Liberal Democrats have focused on positioning themselves as the only party that can prevent Theresa May from inflicting her “miserable vision” on the country, and ultimately implementing a hard Brexit.

Farron has no illusions about winning the General Election, and has in fact ruled out entering into a coalition Government (not that any pollster is expecting anything other than a clear majority for the Tories…). For the Liberal Democrats, their primary task on 8th June will be to take back as many of the seats as possible, ensuring that there are enough voices in the next Parliament to give Theresa May a headache as she negotiates Britain’s exit from the European Union.

With that goal in mind, we have sought to pull together a single at-a-glance overview of the Party’s Manifesto to give you a flavour of what a potentially strengthened Liberal Democrat Party will be saying in the new Parliament.


Click here to view a larger, printable version of our visual summary. 


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